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Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 65 – Summary proceedings for statutory nuisances

This section streamlines the procedures for nuisance abatement action by district councils.  It replaces the present two-stage procedure by a simpler procedure based upon the noise abatement provisions of the Pollution Control and Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 1978. It gives district councils a new power to serve an abatement notice in anticipation of a statutory nuisance occurring. It gives councils power to serve a notice to abate existing nuisance or to prohibit commission of future nuisance. It provides for: a mechanism to appeal against the notice; offences if the notice is contravened; defences for the offence of contravening the notice.

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